Epidendrum elcimeyae Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and Epidendra Webpage

Part shade Warm CoolFall

Common Name Elcimey's Epidendrum [Elcimey Baldizon, Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama on the Atlantic slope and lowlands at elevations up to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with a branched, flexuous, ancipitose stem carrying numerous, all along the stem, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, bilobed apically, rugose, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, from both the main stem and the branches, racemose, peduncle ancipitose, rachis filiform, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, ovate, acute, conduplicate, papiraceous floral bracts and carrying complanate, alternate, non-resupinate yellowish green flowers.

the branching habit without a clearly defined, principal stem in adult plants, the ancipitous stems, the leaves that are less than .8" [2 cm] long, the inflorescence with the filiform rachis carrying 2 to 3 flowers with a triangular-cordiform lip with a tridentate callus separate this species form others.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 329 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;